Linebacker Shaq Wilson hasn’t practiced this week and is questionable for Alabama, assistant head coach for defense Ellis Johnson said Thursday.
Wilson sat out the first three games of the season with a hamstring pull. He returned and notched seven tackles against Auburn.
“His (hamstring) is bothering him again,” Johnson said. “It’s not good. It’ll be day-to-day.”
Johnson on the weekly call-in show Thursday night said coaches again might have to consider applying for a medical redshirt for Wilson.
Safety DeVonte Holloman also didn’t practice this week due to a concussion, but he is expected to be ready on Oct. 9.
“He has definitely got symptoms still,” Johnson said. “At this point, they feel very positive about him being able to work next week and be ready to go.”
Mix and match
Sophomore D.J. Swearinger may take junior Akeem Auguste’s starting spot by the time the Gamecocks face Alabama, Johnson said.
“Akeem hasn’t played well,” Johnson said. “I’m not trying to point out Akeem, but he is a more experienced player than that, and he’s got to stop giving up this yardage.”
Auguste is tied for fourth on the team with 20 tackles but has given up several big plays in the passing game by misplaying assignments, Johnson said.
Chisolm makes the cut
Senior guard Garrett Chisolm is one of 47 semifinalists in major college football for the Campbell Trophy, which is presented by the National Football Foundation to a senior or graduate student who is a major contributor to his team, has a GPA better than 3.2 and has demonstrated leadership and citizenship off the field. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was last year’s winner.